This is a discussion on Rallying the troops within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I was reading a post earlier and one of the members replied and said that flooding congressmen and women wasn't the answer to getting internet
I was reading a post earlier and one of the members replied and said that flooding congressmen and women wasn't the answer to getting internet poker legalized in the states. He offered an alternative suggestion of rallying the constituents. I agree that we should rally the troops, but I disagree that flooding our respective representatives with emails is useless, or is "not the answer."
I believe we should be doing both. It seems that there are too few poker players trying to fight for our right on this issue. We should definitely be pulling together and making strides as a group, but we should also bug the heck out of our representatives.
I'm open to ideas and suggestions, and I'd be open to leading a petition process. I feel like it's our responsibility to raise our children, not the government's. The leading argument against internet poker is that it's too accessible to minors. This is complete garbage. So Washington doesn't care that HBO and Skinamax shows filth after hours for free and for every child to stumble upon, and they don't care that porn is easier than ever to freely access online (and I'm not talking softcore. You guys know what I mean), but internet poker is crossing the line?! Give me a break.
I appreciate any replies.
Good gaming guys!
18th August 2015, 10:44 PM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
Game: All games
Getting people to act on their beliefs such as the legalization of online poker is something very hard to do because it requires work and effort. It is much easier for people to complain about it from the comfort of their home than to actually get out there and fight for something.
19th August 2015, 12:58 AM
John Allen 
re: Poker & Rallying the troops
Sad part is, if enough people called and emailed reps, we'd make an impact. Anyone who thinks that electing the right guy will work is crazy. It's going to be hard to find out the candidates stance on internet poker. It's not exactly talked about until after they're elected.
I guess we could start by finding out who on the list of candidates actually touches on the issue and go from there.
Would be nice.
20th August 2015, 6:35 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
Online poker isn't high on the priority list in Washington DC. While this might be a big issue on cardschat and amongst online players, it doesn't even register in the minds of 99% of congress. I don't think any amount of letter writing will change this. Maybe 0.25% of Americans even consider it an issue at all. Let me put it this way, they have been getting letters for 4 years. What progress have we seen? Token legislation that isn't even seriously considered. The restoration of the wire act is more likely to gain traction. Also, in case you haven't noticed, DC don't give a F@*# what the people want.